Episode 654 Steve Raye interviews Amy Ezrin in this episode of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest Amy:
Amy Ezrin is one of three members of The Piedmont Guy, a national importer of artisanal wines from the region of Piedmont in Northern Italy, represented across North America by its most qualified and passionate distributors. She is also in demand as a consultant to the Wine & Spirits industry, focused on supporting wineries to improve their presence in North America. In 2021, she launched her own box wine brand named Sandy Giovese. Recently, she worked for the Italian Trade Agency New York Office as the manager of the Wine Desk, a position created to oversee a marketing and PR campaign funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development to promote the diversity and quality of Italian wine. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President at Massanois Imports, national importer and direct distributor in New York, New Jersey and California, where she curated a diverse portfolio and oversaw a sales team of 30. Before joining Massanois, she worked as the Italian Portfolio Manager for Polaner Selections and, before that, Skurnik Wines, both in New York. Throughout her years in the wine industry, she has had the privilege of working with some of the greatest wineries in the world. Prior to working as an importer, she worked in the restaurant and publishing industries while training to be a professional opera singer, including several years living in Florence, Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, a Vinitaly Academy Ambassador of Italian Wines, a WSET Advanced Certificate holder, and a Cavaliere del Tartufo and the wines of Alba. She is a native of the state of Connecticut, and currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
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More about the host Steve Raye:
Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” – but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready!
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